NASA’s impressive concept planes featuring sleek fuselages and delta wings, could someday make supersonic travel common place.
Update: Orion launch: first test flight postponed for 24 hours. Wind and misfiring valves scupper today’s Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft first test flight.
The next launch opportunity for the Orion flight test is 7:05 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 5. The spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls